The ongoing investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election has caused no end of trouble for Donald Trump. One of the first people to be focused on was Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn. While Flynn was removed for his ties to Turkey, his lobbying organization, Flynn Intel Group, has came under scrutiny for its ties to Moscow. NBC reports that Flynn’s son, Michael G. Flynn, is now under investigation for possible collusion with Russia during the 2016 election, according to four former and current officials.
Three of the officials stated that Flynn is being investigated, at least in part, due to his work with his father’s lobbying organization, though it is unclear when he he came under scrutiny. Flynn’s attorney, Barry Coburn, has refused to comment on the matter. Flynn’s role in the investigation appears to center mostly on his work with his father. The former national security director’s work with foreign governments, most notably Russia and Turkey, has come under scrutiny due to Russia’s role in the 2016 general election.
The elder Flynn’s attorney, Robert Kelner, has also refused to comment on his client’s response regarding the allegations against him.
While we don’t know the details of the Flynn-probe, this report does show us that the scope of Mueller’s investigation is getting larger. We don’t know who is being privately investigated, but public figures include Flynn and his father, Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort, Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr., and son-in-law Jared Kushner.
It was recently reported that Donald Jr. would likely be compelled to testify before the Senate regarding a June 2016 meeting between Donald Jr. and a Russian attorney. Donald Jr. has claimed that he didn’t learn anything at the meeting and that the meeting broke no laws though the details of that meeting have not been publicly revealed.
Most interesting of all, however, is the fact that President Trump himself is facing allegations of obstruction of justice and possible collusion with Russian officials. However, if there is any evidence tying the president to those crimes, it has not been publicly revealed.
For more information, NBC’s report can be seen below.
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